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PNET Doctor Discussion Guide
Get the most out of your doctor visits
After learning that you have advanced PNET, it will be natural for you to experience strong emotions. So, it might be difficult to remember all that your doctor is telling you and you might not be able to think of all the questions you want to ask. You may want to bring a friend or loved one to take notes for you when you visit your doctor. Do whatever you feel you need to do to get the most out of your doctor visits.
Questions to ask your doctor
There may be some questions you want to ask your doctor at various points along your journey with advanced PNET. Some examples of questions you might want to ask at the beginning of your journey include:
- Is surgery right for me?
- What can I expect from surgery?
- What are my treatment options after surgery, and how are they different from each other?
After your surgery, you and your doctor will talk about the next step of your treatment journey. The next step may be cancer medicine. Some of the questions you may want to ask your doctor include:
- What treatment plan do you think is best for me?
- What treatment plans have you created for other patients like me?
- What are the common side effects?
- Are there ways to manage the side effects?
- Have you had any patients stop taking this medication because of side effects?
- How is this medication taken?
- Will taking this medication limit my options later on in my treatment journey?
You may want to ask your doctor the following questions when discussing whether AFINITOR® (everolimus) Tablets is the right step on your treatment journey:
- Is AFINITOR right for me?
- What is the evidence supporting the use of AFINITOR?
- Can Patient Assistance NOW Oncology provide me with insurance support?
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Important Safety Information
AFINITOR can cause serious side effects that can even lead to death. If patients experience these side effects, they may need to stop taking AFINITOR for a while or use a lower dose. Patients should follow their health care provider’s instructions.
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Important Safety Information
AFINITOR® (everolimus) Tablets can cause serious side effects, including lung or breathing problems, infections, and kidney failure, which can lead to death. Patients who take an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor medicine during treatment with AFINITOR are at a possible increased risk for a type of allergic reaction called angioedema. AFINITOR can cause incisions to heal slowly or not heal well. Mouth ulcers and mouth sores are common side effects, occurring in up to 86% of patients taking AFINITOR. AFINITOR can affect blood cell counts, kidney and liver function, and blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Regular blood tests should be performed before starting AFINITOR and as needed during treatment to check blood cell count, kidney and liver function, and blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
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